Amherst College

Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002-5000

About Amherst College

Amherst College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,744
Student Age% Under 2599%
 % 25 and Over1%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time100%
 % Part-time0%
Race/Ethnicity% White38.9%
 % Black10.8%
 % Asian10.5%
 % Latino10.8%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown20.6%
 % International student8%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingTown/Rural
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted15%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled40%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT69%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT35%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800770 / 800
 SAT Writing680 / 800770 / 800
 SAT Math670 / 800770 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite30 / 3634 / 36
 ACT English30 / 3635
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math28 / 3634 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$40,862
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$40,862
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid70%
 % Undergraduates with Loans17%
 % Undergraduates with Grants50%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,660
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,800
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Amherst Area

Median Age20.4
Median Household Income$44,604
Total Population19,347
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total43.9% 56.1%
 Age 0-947.1%52.9%
 Age 10-1733.9%66.1%
 Age 18-2443.0%57.0%
 Age 25-2937.3%62.7%
 Age 30-3955.1%44.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.1%
 % Black4.5%
 % Asian9.3%
 % Latino6.7%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)2.7%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,660
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$919
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50061.4%28.4%15.4%
 $500 to $7490.0%6.2%0.0%
 $750 to $99938.6%32.4%12.3%
 Over $10000.0%33.1%50.3%
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